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605 Ratings



Directed by Lee Chang-dong
South Korea, 2002
Drama, Romance


Jong-du is a social misfit: fidgety, snuffling, laughing inappropriately, without a super ego. He meets Gong-ju, a young woman disabled severely by cerebral palsy. Both are abused by their families, and both are used by them as well. Is there a place in the world for these two inarticulate people?

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Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2002 | 4 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize

Independent Spirit Awards

2005 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

Vancouver International Film Festival

2002 | Winner: Chief Dan George Humanitarian Award

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